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Braves Pursuing Spring Training Complex In Palm Beach County; Payment Options Still TBD

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As the Astros and Nationals prepare to open their $148M Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, business and government leaders in central Palm Beach County are "buzzing with optimism" over a plan for a new Braves complex, according to Joe Capozzi of the PALM BEACH POST. A Braves rep "show...

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